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'Oversight' leads to Omaha inmate getting discharged

Posted at 9:27 PM, Oct 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-26 22:37:42-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - Authorities are looking for an inmate who was discharged from the Omaha Correctional Center on Monday morning despite an order for civil commitment.

Amjad Almusa was supposed to be transferred to the Norfolk Regional Center upon completion of his sentence.

“Standard procedure is that an individual is held at the facility until the appropriate law enforcement agency assumes custody to fulfill the detainer or hold,” said Scott Frakes, director of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services. “In this case, the hold was overlooked and the individual was released from the facility. The circumstances surrounding this release are under investigation.”

Officials said authorities were notified after the "oversight" was discovered.

Almusa, 28, started serving his sentence on April 27. He received a maximum one year sentence for two counts of assault on a Department of Health and Human Services employee out of Madison County.

Almusa is described as 5-foot-8 and 180 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. If you know where he is, contact your local authorities or the Nebraska State Patrol.

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